One of the most pressing issues for research staff is that of career planning and career progression.
Vitae provide a range of career case studies for researchers, as well as advice on CVs and post doctoral directions.
Science Careers includes articles on developing your career - including funding and publication advice.
Euraxess UK provides information about research in Europe, European research policies, career opportunities in Europe, international collaboration and transnational mobility
The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) publish a practical career development resource for University Researchers - AGCAS researcher career guide
Careers in Research Online Survey - CROS
The Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS) is run biennially and gathers anonymous data about working conditions, career aspirations and career development opportunities for research staff and research leaders in higher education institutions.
The survey provide valuable data and benchmarking for measuring progress in implementation of the Concordat, achieving and maintaining the HR Excellence in Research Award and Athena Swan.
Swansea University participated in the 2017 Careers in Research Online Survey (CROS). 39% of research staff completed the survey (a 2% increase from 2015), which is well above the national average of 24%. Thank you for your engagement with the survey. Full UK results have now been published and the results from the Swansea survey will be used to plan activity over the next 2 years.
For more information about the CROS survey, please see the Vitae website
Research, Engagement and Innovation Services
Research, Engagement and Innovation Services (REIS) provide specialist information, support and training for researchers on all aspects of developing funding bids, managing grant money, impact, intellectual property and copyright. REIS run a very popular series of seminars for researchers at all levels and should be the first port of call for those seeking to develop and fund their research. Training and support is offered both centrally and via a network of research hubs as follows:
Life Sciences Hub - College of Medicine & College of Human & Health Science
Science Hub - College of Science
Bay Hub - College of Engineering & School of Management
Arts, Humanities and Law Hub - College of Arts and Humanities & Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law
Find out about the support offered by REIS here
Find out key contacts here